Who's Who?

Current Governors

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Louise Boardman, Headteacher

I am proud to be leading Styal Primary School. This is a truly special school where everyone matters and everyday matters. We are a small school with a family atmosphere.

Before working at Styal, I worked in a large, two form entry school in Bolton. I have been a teacher for eighteen years - a vocation I truly love. I was assistant head and then deputy head in a previous primary school and now feel truly privileged to be the headteacher of Styal Primary School since September 2020.

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Lee Walsh

Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

Complaints Committee

Exclusions Committee

Headteacher Performance Management

Pay Committee

I graduated from Huddersfield University with a Masters Degree in Architecture and I am now the Principal Director of a successful Manchester based architecture firm. I am also a Director of a building management company responsible for all major finance and building maintenance for prominent city centre buildings. In addition, I work within the NHS Dental Sector as the Principal Business Director of a dental surgery. My son Max and my daughter, Marta, attend Styal Primary School. In my spare time I enjoy travelling with my family, cooking and keeping fit. 

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Natalie Grandison

Vice Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium and Cared for Children Governor

I’m a parent governor with two of my children at Styal, a girl and a boy. I also have another boy who will be coming in a few years time. In my profession I am part of a retail management team. I am very much committed to supporting the team here at Styal. 

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Amy Yardley

Staff Governor

I am honoured to be a part of the school’s governing body, striving for excellence for our lovely school and wonderful children. I trained as an Associate Teacher in 2016 and was thrilled to be back working here as a teacher 2 years later.

I have a real passion for the teaching of Reading and Writing, facilitating the learning of fundamental skills, that children will rely on right into their adult lives. I feel privileged to be the school’s English Subject Lead. 

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Gemma Pinnington

Co-opted Governor

EYFS link Governor

SENDCo link Governor

Exclusions Committee

Pay Committee

My name is Gemma and I am so happy to become part of the governing body as a co-opted governor. I live in Handforth with my family and my son attends Styal Primary. I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2010 and am practicing locally at a small animal practice. I am passionate about Styal, it’s community and the school, and look forward to supporting Styal Primary for the years ahead. I have a particular interest in the school's curriculum and am excited to learn more about this. Outside of work I love to take walks with my family in the countryside and have an interest in decorating and DIY.

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Helen D'Urso

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding Governor

EHWB Link Governor

My name is Helen Moss and we have lived in Styal village since 2015. I have 3 young children. I work as a Doctor in the NHS and I’m particularly passionate about Palliative Care. In our spare time, we love exploring Styal woods and cooking traditional Italian food. I am pleased to be a co-opted governor and look forward to serving the community and our wonderful school.

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Simon Luff

Parent Governor

I am a resident of Styal village and have three children who attend Styal Primary School. As such, I'm pleased to serve on the board of governors and offer my full support to the school.

In my professional life I have been working in the digital marketing industry for 15 years, and am currently a Strategy Director at a global advertising agency. I also provide consultancy and support for various non-profit organisations.

Outside of work my three children make sure life is busy and full of fun! I'm a keen cyclist and climber, and you'll often see me enjoying a walk around Styal Country Park.

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Jane Shaw  

Co-opted Governor

MAT link

I am the link governor for The Mutli Academy Trust (TCET) and sit within a dedicated team of Governors who are responsible for setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction that offers both support and challenge to the senior leadership team.

Striving to assist the school to ensure that every child receives the best educational experience, benefiting from our unique environment that is supportive, friendly and safe, giving confidence to learn and enjoy learning.

I live within the village and my child attended the school.

My professional training is as a textile designer, working within the manufacturing sector.

I enjoy spending time with my family, anything 'arty' and watching sport.

 

 

STYAL PRIMARY SCHOOL - REGISTER OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST 

 

NAME

 

POSITION IN SCHOOL

 

BUSINESS INTEREST

 

RELATIONSHIP

 

DATE FORM COMPLETED

Sara Chignell

Teacher/Deputy Headteacher

Poynton Refrigeration (Husband)

Employee of CEC

 

Stephanie Burrows

Teaching Assistant

Child attends the school

Employee of CEC

 

Natalie Grandison

Governor

Children attend the school

Governor

 

Simon Luff

Governor

Child attends the school

Governor

 

Victoria Patmore

Teaching Assistant

TA at Styal Primary School

Child attends the school

Employee of CEC

 

Gemma Pinnington

Co-opted Governor

Child attends the school

Governor

 

Jane Shaw

 

Governor

Wilmslow High School

Governor

 

Annette Tompkins

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Sole trader.  After School Club

Employee of CEC

 

Lee Walsh

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Member of ARB and RIBA

Children attend the school

Governor

 

 

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Styal Primary School

Altrincham Road
Styal, Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 4JE

Main Contact: Miss Jenny Nolan
SENDCo: Mrs Claire Holliday

Tel: 01625 917280

Email: admin@styal.cheshire.sch.uk

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